When I look at those around us and the hustle and bustle that is constantly going on around us, it seems like everyone is in the pursuit of true happiness.
Some think their pursuit of money will bring them their desired happiness. Yet, at the end of the day, it never brings anyone happiness. In fact, it only seems to make people more miserable and unhappy as the inanimate object of money can do nothing for them.
Some think their pursuit of things like the biggest TV or house or car will bring them their desired happiness. Yet these do no such thing as most people do it on credit as they can’t afford to buy any of them out right. Many people become stressed over their monthly bills as their inner desires are truly never filled through these things.
Some think their pursuit of ‘religion’ will bring them their desired happiness as they bow to Buda or some other ‘religious’ figure. Yet, this gives them a false sense of happiness as they either are bowing to a man-made object of some kind that has absolutely no power at all or they pray to some false deity that actually doesn’t exist.
In the end, the pursuit of everything but one will never bring anyone true happiness. Personally, I don’t even think of it as happiness as much as I think of it as joy.
My joy can only come from one place. I will never see Him while still alive on this Earth. I will never hear Him actually speak in the way I speak to my husband. However, the one Deity I believe in is how I know I will have pure joy for the rest of my life while still here on this Earth and then one day when my spirit meets Him in Heaven. If you haven’t guessed, I am talking about God. He is our Heavenly Father who is always there for us no matter what happens in our life.
The one solace I had when my daughter died is that one day I would get to see her again in Heaven because our Lord and Savior allowed her to come there. I could not imagine not having this belief as I might have driven myself crazy over the grief alone with how much I missed and still miss my beloved little girl.
So, the true pursuit to happiness, or I should say joy, is finding a relationship with our Lord and living for Him on a daily basis. No matter how hard life gets, He continues to lift me up and take care of me through it all.